While giving a speech at a rally in Pensacola, Florida, President Donald Trump was quick to rail against his detractors, claiming that “Afghanistan is safer than Chicago” and San Francisco would rather “protect criminal aliens than American citizens.” He cited “very, very bad and evil people” in Washington who were “trying to sabotage our movement,” all the while boasting about his election win.
“These are the people these are people who made their money their names their careers their power off the corrupt and broken system and they liked it the other way. They will do anything at any time and they will never stop but you know what? We are stopping them. They will lie and leak and smear because they don’t want to accept the results of an election where we won by a landslide.”
He also gave himself a pat on the back saying “I have been a politician a little more than two years. So what do I know? Although I’m doing a good job, I guess. I’m president. I’m president.”
Notably, Trump also leaned in hard to his endorsement of Alabama’s Republican Senate nominee and accused pedophile Roy Moore. On top of a Twitter rant about the candidate earlier on Friday, Trump said in his speech “We need a Republican in the Senate. We need more of them. We cannot afford — this country, the future of this country, cannot afford to lose a seat in the very, very close United States Senate. We can’t afford it, folks. We can’t…. So get out and vote for Roy Moore. Do it. Do it.”
Despite the message of division that overshadowed much of his speech, Trump paid lip service to the idea of unity at the end, saying:
“Whether we are from the city or the country, and whether we are black or brown or white — you’ve heard it before — we all bleed the same red blood. We all salute the same great American flag. We are all made by the same almighty God. We are the nation that dug out the Panama Canal, won two world wars, put a man on the moon and brought communism to its knees. As long as we have the courage of our convictions, and the strength to see them through, then there is no goal beyond our reach. As long as we are true to our values, loyal to our citizens, and faithful to our god, then we will not fail.”